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Infraction: A True Crime Podcast

If you love listening to true crime stories played out step by step, then you are in the right place! Join the hosts of Infraction each week as we discuss everything, from crimes that shocked the world, to mysteries you have never heard of. Sit back, relax and let us do the talking...

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Episode 55 - Dead Man’s Hollow: A Memo That Led to a Murderer

On December 21st 2002 on a cold rainy morning in Upton, Peterborough, an off-duty fireman was cycling home when he noticed a burning smell in the air. The smell was something that he was all too familiar with… the smell of burning flesh. This episode explores this bizarre case where a victim remained unidentified for almost a year and the police used the remains of an old memo to track down their murder suspect.  ******************************************************************************* Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Infraction, we value your support more than you know! If you liked what you heard, please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more people and please tell your friends! We are on Instagram @infraction.thepod. If you want to support our show and get bonus content, you can do so at www.patreon.com/infractionthepod thank you! If you have a case you want us to cover, please submit your suggestions here: https://forms.gle/8RL9wSbu6DZeBa5D8 Our theme music is the work of the very talented Joseph McDade. Sources used in this episode: Documentary: Critical Evidence  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4382872.stm http://www.armeniapedia.org/wiki/Nishan_Bakunts http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4382872.stm http://www.armeniapedia.org/wiki/Hovannes_Amirian https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/ahead-new-forensics-show-robbie-9001428 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4382872.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4360636.stm https://www.alamy.com/armenians-nishan-bakunts-28-left-and-his-father-in-law-mischa-chatsjatrjan-44-bakunts-was-convicted-at-norwich-crown-court-and-jailed-for-life-for-the-murder-of-armenian-gangster-hovhannes-amirian-and-chatsjatrjan-received-three-years-after-he-was-convicted-of-assisting-an-offender-image372085800.html

38mins

1 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 54 - A Family Affair: The Murder of Gemma McCluskie

On March 1st 2012, EastEnders star Gemma McCluskie disappeared from her home in Hackney, London.  This episode explores Gemma’s last known movements on that day and we discuss the investigation that followed the discovery of a body in Regent’s Canal.  ******************************************************************************* Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Infraction, we value your support more than you know! If you liked what you heard, please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more people and please tell your friends! We are on Instagram @infraction.thepod. If you want to support our show and get bonus content, you can do so at www.patreon.com/infractionthepod thank you! If you have a case you want us to cover, please submit your suggestions here: https://forms.gle/8RL9wSbu6DZeBa5D8 Our theme music is the work of the very talented Joseph McDade. Sources used in this episode: CCTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqXpLrmeIpU Documentary: Crimes That Shook Britain - Season 8 Episode 3:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B08D7SXBHY/ref=atv_hm_hom_1_c_2LIVgA_4_14 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21227557 https://www.bustle.com/p/where-is-tony-mccluskie-now-gemma-mccluskies-murder-is-the-subject-of-this-c5-doc-18145092 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctZckCGHdsU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=layWM0XBWDs https://expressdigest.com/gemma-mccluskies-father-gives-up-on-forgiving-son/ https://www.bustle.com/p/where-is-tony-mccluskie-now-gemma-mccluskies-murder-is-the-subject-of-this-c5-doc-18145092#:~:text=As%20reported%20by%20the%20Guardian,minimum%20term%20of%2020%20years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemma_McCluskie https://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/crime/eastenders-actress-gemma-mccluskie-trial-brother-tony-slashed-body-100-3437754 https://www.qebholliswhiteman.co.uk/site/library/recent-cases/criminal-cases/r-v-dunne-2013 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-22107964

35mins

18 May 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 53 - Bryan Steven Lawson: The Death of Beth "Chandra" Lawson

On 27th January 2017, Chandra Lawson was shot dead by her husband whilst she stood next to their two year old son. From the outset, Bryan Lawson claimed self defence. He said that he had been abused by his wife for years. In this episode we discuss the blinding evidence in this case and the fact that the entire shooting was recorded on the couple’s home security system. We also explore whether we think this was a case of self defence or whether it was cold blooded murder.  ******************************************************************************* Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Infraction, we value your support more than you know! If you liked what you heard, please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more people and please tell your friends! We are on Instagram @infraction.thepod. If you want to support our show and get bonus content, you can do so at www.patreon.com/infractionthepod thank you! If you have a case you want us to cover, please submit your suggestions here: https://forms.gle/8RL9wSbu6DZeBa5D8 Our theme music is the work of the very talented Joseph McDade. Sources used in this episode: Accused: Guilty or Innocent: Wife Killer or Self Defence?  https://deadline.com/2020/04/accused-guilty-or-innocent-ae-malcolm-brinkworth-interview-1202912224/ https://heavy.com/entertainment/2020/04/bryan-steven-lawson-beth-chandra-lawson/ https://eu.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2020/04/10/hawkins-county-homicide-featured-a-e-true-crime-show/5132271002/ https://www.distractify.com/p/what-did-bryan-steven-lawson-do https://meaww.com/tennessee-man-murders-vet-wife-2-year-old-domestic-abuse-aand-e-accused-guilty-or-innocent-episode-1-429704 https://qnewshub.com/entertainment/bryan-steven-lawson-beth-chandra-lawson-5-fast-facts-you-need-to-know/ https://thecinemaholic.com/where-is-bryan-steven-lawson-now/

47mins

4 May 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 52 - The Murder of Lesley Whittle: The Hunt for the "Black Panther"

On January 14th 1975, 17 year old Lesley Whittle was abducted from her bed in Shropshire, England. A ransom note demanding £50,000 was left in her family’s living room.  This episode discusses the case that sent ripples of shock throughout the country and that uncovered a notorious criminal operating in the North of England.  ******************************************************************************* Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Infraction, we value your support more than you know! If you liked what you heard, please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more people and please tell your friends! We are on Instagram @infraction.thepod. If you want to support our show and get bonus content, you can do so at www.patreon.com/infractionthepod thank you! If you have a case you want us to cover, please submit your suggestions here: https://forms.gle/8RL9wSbu6DZeBa5D8 Our theme music is the work of the very talented Joseph McDade. Sources used in this episode: https://murderpedia.org/male.N/n/neilson-donald.htm https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-30800357 https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/donald-neilson-the-black-panther/crimes https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/ailing-black-panther-serial-killer-donald-neilson-wanted-die-inquest-hears-8026647.html https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/45-years-on-kidnap-murder-3741128 https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/01/16/40-years-on-the-tragic-story-of-lesley-whittle-remembered/ https://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-01-14/shropshire-heiress-kidnapped-from-her-own-bed-40-years-ago-today

34mins

20 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 51 - A Killer in Clifton: The Murder of Joanna Yeates

On December 17th 2010, Joanna Yeates was seen on CCTV buying cider and a pizza before walking home to her flat in Clifton, Bristol. On December 19th 2010, Joanna’s boyfriend returned home to their flat to find Joanna’s phone and bag there, along with the ciders she had bought from the shop. Joanna, however, was nowhere to be seen. There was no sign of a struggle, no forced entry into her home and no evidence at all to indicate what had happened to her. This episode explores the police investigation that followed Joanna’s disappearance, the part the media played in casting suspicion on the wrong man and the subsequent trial that followed.  ******************************************************************************* Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Infraction, we value your support more than you know! If you liked what you heard, please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more people and please tell your friends! We are on Instagram @infraction.thepod. If you want to support our show and get bonus content, you can do so at www.patreon.com/infractionthepod thank you! If you have a case you want us to cover, please submit your suggestions here: https://forms.gle/8RL9wSbu6DZeBa5D8 Our theme music is the work of the very talented Joseph McDade. Sources used in this episode: https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/oct/28/joanna-yeates-case-vincent-tabak https://www.channel4.com/news/vincent-tabak-guilty-of-joanna-yeates-murder https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/joanna-yeates-killer-who-killed-vincent-tabak-christopher-jefferies-581538 https://murderpedia.org/male.T/t/tabak-vincent.htm https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Joanna+'was+strangled'+MURDER+HUNT+IS+LAUNCHED+OVER+DEATH+OF...-a0245366135 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8254165/Joanna-Yeatess-killer-could-have-avoided-CCTV.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Joanna_Yeates#cite_note-DailyTelegraph-20110112-avoided-40 https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/jan/04/joanna-yeates-facebook-appeal https://www.channel4.com/news/joanna-yeates-murder-landlord-still-being-questioned https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/joanna-yeates-eccentric-landlord-christopher-jefferies-be-focus-new-itv-drama-8922063.html https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/christopher-jefferies-was-vilified-murder-he-didn-t-commit-now-he-s-privacy-crusader-9217643.html https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25625572 https://www.ft.com/content/22eac290-eee2-11e0-959a-00144feab49a https://web.archive.org/web/20140325173152/http://news.sky.com/story/827021/joanna-yeates-family-statement-in-full

44mins

6 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 50 - Mia Ayliffe-Chung and Tom Jackson: 88 Days Farming in Australia

Mia had always wanted to travel the world and when she finished college she did just that. She started in Morocco and travelled all over, until she settled in Australia. When Mia’s visa ran out, she decided to undertake the 88 days agricultural work that was required to extend her visa. At the farm she met another Brit, a man named Tom Jackson. Unfortunately, neither Mia or Tom would ever make it back to England.  This episode explores the violent murders of Mia Ayliffe-Chung and Tom Jackson and we delve into the horrors surrounding the 88 days working visa.  ******************************************************************************* Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Infraction, we value your support more than you know! If you liked what you heard, please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more people and please tell your friends! We are on Instagram @infraction.thepod. If you want to support our show and get bonus content, you can do so at www.patreon.com/infractionthepod thank you! If you have a case you want us to cover, please submit your suggestions here: https://forms.gle/8RL9wSbu6DZeBa5D8 Our theme music is the work of the very talented Joseph McDade. Sources used in this episode: Documentary: Long Way From Home https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-10/mia-ayliffe-chung-rosie-ayliffes-mission-to-protect-backpackers/8677272?nw=0 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-01/mia-ayliffe-chung-north-backpacker-non-inquest-findings/12412482 https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/french-backpacker-who-killed-two-at-queensland-hostel-will-be-sent-home-20200701-p5582w.html https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-08/mother-of-killed-british-tourist-backpackers-need-safety/8331966 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/mother-mia-aycliffe-chung-backpacker-killed-donald-trump-terror-attack-australia-hotel-queensland-white-house-a7568371.html https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/french-backpacker-who-killed-two-at-queensland-hostel-will-be-sent-home-20200701-p5582w.html https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-43660290 https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/work-holiday-417 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/mia-ayliffe-chung-british-backpacker-stabbed-tom-jackson-australia-a7219761.html https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-10/mia-ayliffe-chung-rosie-ayliffes-mission-to-protect-backpackers/8677272?nw=0 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-38910466 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Home_Hill_stabbings https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12001205/brit-sex-attack-hours-murder-australia-hostel/

37mins

30 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 49 - Paula Ramsden: A Mysterious Death on Beachy Head

Paula Ramsden was a kind and caring mother of two, from Sussex in England. On 9th January 2000, Paula died suddenly and her husband, Paul Ramsden, has been the one and only suspect in her death.  This episode explores how Paula died and whether it’s possible that her death was just a bad accident.  ******************************************************************************* Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Infraction, we value your support more than you know! If you liked what you heard, please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more people and please tell your friends! We are on Instagram @infraction.thepod. If you want to support our show and get bonus content, you can do so at www.patreon.com/infractionthepod thank you! If you have a case you want us to cover, please submit your suggestions here: https://forms.gle/8RL9wSbu6DZeBa5D8 Our theme music is the work of the very talented Joseph McDade. Sources used in this episode: https://www.standard.co.uk/hp/front/you-had-motives-to-kill-your-wife-6329186.html https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/6761507.tragedy-family-consider-action/ https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/apr/16/paulkelso#:~:text=Mrs%20Ramsden%20died%20after%20she,and%20was%20having%20an%20affair. https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Cliff+death+suspect%27s+a+bully..he+stole+my+wife+and+ruined+my+dreams%3B...-a084974833 http://www.kochhars.com/2/hi/uk_news/england/1931390.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1941812.stm https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Husband+of+cliff-plunge+wife+%27capable+of+murder%27.-a084828855 https://www.standard.co.uk/hp/front/you-had-motives-to-kill-your-wife-6329186.html https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-109836/Open-verdict-wifes-cliff-death.html https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/5133022.cliffs-death-no-new-inquiry/ https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/6718465.family-to-sue-husband-of-cliff-victim/ https://www.standard.co.uk/news/you-had-motives-to-kill-your-wife-6329186.html https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/6761557.husband-branded-a-control-freak/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1941812.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1931390.stm https://secure.telegraph.co.uk/customer/secure/checkout/?productId=nyytq4zthbvwsoliojugwyzzmyzha3dt&offerId=freetrial1-website-monthly-PC259&campaignId=839X&ICID=Escenic_overlay_generic_paywall_generic_subscribecta&redirectTo=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuknews%2F1391009%2FIt-all-points-to-the-husband-says-coroner.html https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-editorial/paula-ramsden-murder-case-at-eastborne-magistrates-court-britain-380316q https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Cliff+death+suspect%27s+a+bully..he+stole+my+wife+and+ruined+my+dreams%3B...-a084974833 https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/apr/16/paulkelso

43mins

24 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 48 - Daniel Zapp and Danielle Keener MacGuire: Faking Death to Cheat Death

On 8th January 2000, in York, Pennsylvania, Danielle and Daniel were skimming stones for their second date when a man pulled up behind them in a truck. He kidnapped the couple and attempted to kill them, but they outsmarted him.  This episode explores how Danielle and Daniel managed to get away and we discuss the events that led to the man being caught.  ******************************************************************************* Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Infraction, we value your support more than you know! If you liked what you heard, please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more people and please tell your friends! We are on Instagram @infraction.thepod. If you want to support our show and get bonus content, you can do so at www.patreon.com/infractionthepod thank you! If you have a case you want us to cover, please submit your suggestions here: https://forms.gle/8RL9wSbu6DZeBa5D8 Our theme music is the work of the very talented Joseph McDade. Sources used in this episode: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-live-to-tell-rivers-edge-15-04-2011/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFIh0SDeVLw https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-live-to-tell-rivers-edge-15-04-2011/2/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-live-to-tell-rivers-edge-15-04-2011/3/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-live-to-tell-rivers-edge-15-04-2011/4/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-live-to-tell-rivers-edge-15-04-2011/5/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-live-to-tell-rivers-edge-15-04-2011/6/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-live-to-tell-rivers-edge-15-04-2011/7/ https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/crime-scene-photos-rivers-edge/9/ https://www.tribpub.com/gdpr/mcall.com/ http://ssristories.net/archive/show3166.html?item=2826 https://www.post-gazette.com/regionstate/20000908shooter9.asp https://ssristories.org/man-kidnaps-attempts-murder-also-involved-alcohol-ritalin/ 6lLWFbEVAtYZPWwSm8cA

38mins

17 Mar 2021

Rank #8

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Domestic Abuse from the Inside: A Candid Conversation

There is a trigger warning for this episode, please note the following conversation contains open discussion about domestic violence including emotional and physical abuse, sexual assault, disordered eating and self harm. This is a personal account of a lived experience of domestic abuse, this is not intended to serve as advice or facts.  If you have been affected by anything in this episode please read the following:  If you feel your life is in immediate danger please call 999 or Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) at your local pharmacy.   If you are unsure whether your relationship may be abusive or you are in need of advice please take a look at the following organisations, linked below or call the Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. Links:  Refuge https://www.refuge.org.uk/ Women’s Aid https://www.womensaid.org.uk/ Karma Nirvana https://karmanirvana.org.uk/ Further advice can be found on https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/gender-violence/domestic-violence-and-abuse-getting-help/.   For male listeners, you can contact Men’s Advice Line on 0808 8010327 or search for ManKind Initiative (https://www.mankind.org.uk/) or Everyman Project (http://www.everymanproject.co.uk/).  If you have a friend or family member you suspect to be in an abusive relationship, the following advice has been given by Women’s Aid:  Listen to them, try to understand and take care not to blame them. Tell them that they are not alone and that there are many people  in the same situation. Acknowledge that it takes strength to trust someone enough to talk to them about experiencing abuse. Give time to talk, but don’t push them to go into too much detail. Acknowledge that it is a frightening and very difficult situation. Tell them that no one deserves to be threatened or beaten, despite what the abuser has told them. Nothing can justify the abuser’s behaviour. Allow them to make their own decisions. If so, offer to go with them to a hospital or to see her GP. Help to report the assault to the police if they choose to do so. Be ready to provide information on organisations that offer help to abused women and their children. Explore the available options with them. Tell them about Women’s Aid and how to access our website. Try to plan safe strategies for leaving an abusive relationship. Create boundaries of what is safe and what is not safe; don’t urge to follow any strategies that they express doubt about. Offer your friend the use of your address and/or telephone number to leave information and messages, and tell them you will look after an emergency bag, if they want this. Look after yourself while you are supporting someone through such a difficult and emotional time. Ensure that you do not put yourself into a dangerous situation; for example, do not offer to talk to the abuser about your friend or let yourself be seen by the abuser as a threat to their relationship. HELPFUL LINKS:  https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  www.refuge.org.uk www.womensaid.org.uk www.rightsofwomen.org.uk southallblacksisters.org.uk (BAME) www.rapecrisis.org.uk www.karmanirvana.org.uk (Honour Based and Forced Marriage)  www.mensadviceline.org.uk new.mankind.org.uk www.everymanproject.co.uk

1hr 29mins

14 Mar 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 47 - The Murder of Yara Gambirasio: The Search for “Unknown 1”

On November 26th 2010, 13 year old Yara Gambirasio disappeared from her hometown of Brembate di Sopra, a town in the Province of Bergamo in Italy. Tragically, three months after Yara went missing, her body was found. This discovery launched Italy’s most expensive manhunt in the quest to find her killer, a man the police called “Ignoto 1”.  ******************************************************************************* Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Infraction, we value your support more than you know! If you liked what you heard, please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more people and please tell your friends! We are on Instagram @infraction.thepod. If you want to support our show and get bonus content, you can do so at www.patreon.com/infractionthepod thank you! If you have a case you want us to cover, please submit your suggestions here: https://forms.gle/8RL9wSbu6DZeBa5D8 Our theme music is the work of the very talented Joseph McDade. Sources used in this episode: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/08/-sp-the-murder-that-has-obsessed-italy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Yara_Gambirasio https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/teenager-yara-a-murder-probe-that-has-italy-in-its-grip-30919781.html https://www.fanpage.it/politica/caso-yara-gambirasio-napolitano-ai-pm-informate-la-famiglia/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/02/yara-gamirasio-murder-massimo-bossetti-dna-evidence-italy-guilty-verdict#:~:text=Massimo%20Bossetti%2C%2046%2C%20was%20found,was%20found%20three%20months%20later.&text=Bossetti%2C%20a%20local%20construction%20worker,prison%20for%20the%20girl's%20murder. https://bossettiade.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/the-strange-case-of-bossetti-and-unsub1/ https://bossettiade.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/referenze-bibliografiche-sul-dna/ https://bossettiade.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/the-case-against-massimo-bossetti/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/02/yara-gamirasio-murder-massimo-bossetti-dna-evidence-italy-guilty-verdict

1hr 6mins

10 Mar 2021

Rank #10